The Evil Eye Charm
Many weird and wonderful cultures, myths and traditions exist in the world.
The evil eye is a curse that has been passed through many decades and still exists today. It states that when someone is envious of you, they'll have the power to give you an 'evil glare' and send bad luck your way.
Due to this belief, protection from the evil eye is something that many people actively sought after. This is why, in today's times, people use evil eye jewellery as a symbol of protection against bad luck.
One of the first pieces of jewellery I was given for the birth of my daughter was the evil eye charm. It comes in so many different forms, necklace, earrings a bracelet or just a simple safety pin with the charm.
This small yet unique symbol 🧿 is internationally recognised, even the likes of Meghan Markle wearing a necklace with this little charm.
It’s such a staple accessory, it’s probably one of the most gifted items in our culture. But what is the actual meaning? Does it really offer us protection? I mean speaking for myself I grew up with this belief. I have a nazar boncuk (evil eye charm) in my car, on my key rings, hanging in my house.
We would constantly tease my late sister for giving people the evil eye, she’d glance at someone and they would fall over, probably just coincidence, she didn’t have a bad bone, or a bad word to say to anyone, she was literally an angel, however it never stopped us from teasing her about this!
I wear mine with pride, it’s part of my culture, heritage something that immediately makes me feel Turkish.